From Plants to Pharmaceuticals

An herbalist’s approach health and wellness Forms of herbs, flowers, plants, and roots were considered the first medicinal drugs some 60,000 years ago. As we progressed, Chinese Emperors, East Indian Ayurvedic practitioners, Egyptian kings, Roman physicians, and Greek botanists, published, preached, and practiced herbal medicine. […]

Ask the Experts

Local pros answer questions on everything from home design to how to save money on your energy bill. Do you have any tips for adding an accent color to a neutral-colored room? “Some people want to paint one wall, but you can paint the ceiling […]

Don’t Hate, Propagate!

  They are Instagram stars, a go-to décor choice for designers, and a best friend to our ongoing drought. Booming in popularity—both aesthetically and environmentally—succulents are a hot trend that’s here to stay, especially in the San Joaquin Valley. Our poor plants—lately, it seems nearly […]

Tip Toe along the Flagstone

The functionality of flagstone as a decorative focal point is endless. It adds charm to the foliage sprouting up and around your gardens and offers you the perfect surface upon which to build a patio. It makes for an excellent pathway alongside your home and, […]

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4 Reasons to Opt for a Water Fixture

Amp up your outdoor entertainment, enjoyment, and aesthetics with the sweet, bubbling serenade of a water feature! Excite the kids, relax the wife, and entertain guests while simultaneously building on your already well-renowned landscaping capabilities. In addition to your water feature, why not install a […]

Featured House: Carey Court Residence

Venture off the roads well traveled and discover your own exclusive corner of paradise in the quiet suburbs of Morada. Tucked neatly away from the street and hidden behind the sway of trees is the Carey Court residence, a two-story, 7100 square foot home on […]

Ceasefire: Family Feuds

Don’t let dueling families ruin your big day Whether your family and future in-laws don’t see eye to eye or the conflict exists between members on one side, don’t let your wedding be the venue for a decades-long dispute to blow up. Instead, employ these […]

Tips from the Pros

Wedding advice for brides and grooms planning their big day “Communicate. Make sure that you’re communicating everything that is important to you. Just focus on what your perfect day would look like and let your service provider know how they can help.” — Brittany Davis, […]

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Perfect that Pose

A How-To Guide on Posing for your Body Type Your wedding photographs will likely be second to only your memories when it comes to souvenirs from your wedding day. Make sure they represent the best you with these pro tips for how to pose for […]

Beauty Buzz

Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is a must-have for acne breakouts. On par with any prescribed acne treatments, Clinique’s powerful formula uses salicylic acid to cleanse skin instantly and helps prevent future blemishes. Allergy-tested and fragrance-free, this twice […]

Save the Date

Decadent Affair Wedding Event August 28, Lodi An enchanted evening hosted by Wine & Roses in Lodi, the event brings brides face to face with the biggest trends in bridal. Top of the line vendors showcase wedding fashions and specialty food and drink, while giving […]

Room to Spare

Does a too-small house have you clamoring for more room? Are your clothes haphazardly thrown into a large closet with no organization? Whether space is limited or you possess the square footage but lack the know-how to make the most of it, re-designing your closets […]

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